Sunday, February 8, 2015

Paleo/Gluten Free Scallion Pancakes and Yellowbird Sauce (sponsored)

Disclosure: I received promotional products to facilitate this post.

Every year, around this time, I flirt with the idea of a Paleo diet. Out of all the diets, it's the one I've seen my friends have the most success with, and the one that seems easiest to follow.

Not to mention, the tastiest. I don't know about you, but I'd rather nom on bacon and veggies and feel full and happy rather than count my calories and have a bland fake-sugar cookie that's only 2 points or 50 calories or whatever.

But... I often do succumb to sugar and carbs and whatnot a few weeks after making this decision, unfortunately. I think this bout lasted about a week or so.

However, my new job gave me a free gym membership. So who knows, maybe once I actually get my ever-increasing derriere over to the magical machines of the shiny gym I'll be inspired to try this again.

If I do end up sticking to this, products like Yellowbird make it easy! All natural ingredients, and a spicy kick that makes just about anything taste awesome. Now in three flavors (Serrano, Jalapeno, and Habanero) and Habanero salt, you can really get your heat on with this stuff.

I met one of the business owners at the Byte of Texas and she was nice enough to send me over the new product line. It goes perfectly on everything--ESPECIALLY these scallion pancakes, which I am now obsessed with.

Fun fact: I adapted this recipe further to make a sweet version. Stay tuned!

Paleo Scallion Pancakes
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour 
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 tsp Yellowbird Habanero Salt (or sea salt)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • ghee or butter
  • Yellowbird sauce, for dipping

-Mix together dry ingredients until well combined. Sprinkle in chopped scallions

-In a separate bowl, mix together egg and coconut milk. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry, mixing well with a wire whisk.

-Heat a skillet to medium high. Melt butter, and immediately pour about 1/8 cup of batter into the pan. Cook until edges begin to set, then flip.

-Serve with coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you eat that) and Yellowbird sauce.


  1. These look delicious. I love that they are paleo :-)

  2. That Serrano sauce sounds amazing! (I'm currently bouncing between low carb, low calorie, maybe a combo of both???? I could never do Paleo :) I like my one day of splurging a week. Gotta have that Biscoff (OK, and Nutella)

  3. Ashley,
    I wish you well in your gym endeavors. Once you find the type of exercise that suits you/your body/your lifestyle it is fairly easy to maintain a workout schedule. I know, that sounds nuts. But I am so NOT a runner--hate running, makes me feel yucky--and I figured that I just wasn't cut out for exercise until I discovered Pilates. I love to work out now--it makes me feel good and I see how it improves my body as well.
    I stick to a diet of eating food, whatever and whenever. Seems to work--I'm adequately nourished after all. :)
    These pancakes look terrific--I'm opening my mind to the idea of savory pancakes each time I see a new recipe.


  4. I'm a HUGE fan of scallion pancakes, but think they're probably a million times better with these sauces! Yum :)


  5. I am so with you. I'm not 100% paleo but it's kind of my "through the week" plan. Because, like you said, everything is so yummy! These look awesome and I'm totally making them next time I make an Asian-inspired paleo meal!

  6. These scallion pancakes sounds yummy with the sauce, plus the pancakes are wheat free!

  7. Those sauces sound amazing! Checking them out now!

  8. I haven't seen Yellowbird products. I need to find them. My husband would love them plus he would adore the pancakes. Would remind him of home in Singapore.

  9. Ashley, these look amazing and a must-try for sure!

  10. It seems as though every month or so, I find myself leaning closer and closer to Paleo, but I've never been good with "rules," so the chances of me actually committing to it full-on for the long term are slim-to-none. Nevertheless, I love finding great recipes that fit into that file, and this looks like one them! I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for Yellowbird products - great condiments can really make a meal.

  11. I know I should go Paleo, but I am getting there VERY slowly. I have almost used up all of my grains, but potatoes and cheese call to me. Those scallion pancakes sound pretty wonderful.

  12. Your scallion pancakes and those sauces sound yummy!!

  13. This sounds like a great addition to Asian night. I can't wait to try this one. Thanks for the recipe.